Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Description
Nersesova, Lisa
Discipline and Number
ARTS 2316 Section 501
T Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Painting Foundations

Description of Course:


While introducing the fundamentals of materials and technique, this class will explore painting as a means of expression for each individual. Classroom assignments, demonstrations, slide lectures and critiques will all be used to develop the observational skills and intellectual questioning necessary to create an effective, satisfying work of art.

Additionally, the class aims to give the student insight into the use of color in painting and to provide some understanding of the critical and technical vocabulary of painting. The student may also arrive at a fuller understanding of concept, content and creative process.

Students will be given a series of assignments exploring a range of traditional and contemporary subject matters for painting. Potential subjects include still-life, self-portraiture, and landscape, as well as some less familiar sources of imagery relating to non-representational and abstract art. The practice of painting is undertaken with a wide variety of motivations, intentions and imagery, all adding up to a unique combination for each artist.

Required Texts:


None required

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


1. Class attendance
2. Completion of projects
3. Assigned reading/writing
4. Individual development and growth

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